RARE Science works directly with patient families and foundations to find more immediate therapeutic solutions for children with rare diseases. 

This year RARE Science is partnering with TQS (and a number of other great organizations) to bring you... the FIRST Ever Celebrity RARE Bear Auction!  This is your opportunity to own a signed bear made by the quilt world's most talented artists while helping a great cause.

Meet "Bojagi Bear" by Youngmin Lee

She writes,

"Bojagi, Korean wrapping cloth, carries wishes for the well-being and happiness of its recipients. I appreciate the beauty that comes as a result from the long and slow process of hand stitching. As a Bojagi artist, I hope I can put my wishes and heartfelt thoughts on my RARE bear. Many pieces of small fabrics and many different stitches all carry good wishes and this bear can comfort whoever receives it. I included three bat figures on the belly of the bear as bats are symbols of happiness."

Star Members can watch Youngmin in Show 1703: Quilting the Bones & Beyond.





Youngmin Lee is a Korean textile artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area USA. With a BA in Clothing and Textile and an MFA in Fashion Design, Youngmin has presented numerous workshops on Korean Textile Arts including workshops at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Oakland Museum, Pacific International Quilt Festival, Richmond Art Center, Mendocino Art Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California.  

Youngmin’s bojagi works were shown at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (2005, 2016), Bojagi show at the Muckenthaler Center in Fullerton CA (2012, 2015), Korea Bojagi Forum in Jeju and Seoul in Korea (2014), Hands of Korea in Romania (2015) and The Natural Dye Showcase in Mendocino Art Center CA (2015).


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